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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Mobile phones and student learning in secondary schools

Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Nadja Heym

The evolving technological capacities of mobile phones invite use for educational purposes. As well as allowing communication by voice and text and capturing still and moving images, recent 'smart phones' allow users to view PDFs, spreadsheets and word-processed files, and possess additional features such as a stopwatch and a GPS. However, mobile phones have usually been seen by schools as disruptive rather than useful. A research project undertaken by the University of Nottingham has explored the use of mobile phones to support secondary students' learning.


Subject Headings

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Multimedia systems
Secondary education
Educational evaluation
Great Britain